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Hurried Goodbyes

Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hi, friends!
I hope you are well. As you can see, I’m late again with the newsletter. At this point, I’m not even making any more promises. The world is so chaotic right now. I’m not even sure about what happens tomorrow. I’m just glad to be alive, honestly.
Last week, as you might expect, was a very hectic and chaotic one. For one, I just got back from the hospital and was recovering. On top of that, IIT Kanpur decided to send everyone home because the city’s medical infrastructure was being over-stressed. I won’t go on at length about whether the decision was right or wrong. That would be a subject of a future article.
We had a hurried wing photoshoot. For those of you who don’t know, a wing is a floor in a hostel building. If you want to see the photos, you should head to my Instagram and make sure you follow me there, if you haven’t already.
It was hard. I knew sooner or later, the day to leave IIT Kanpur would come, but when you’re asked to leave all of a sudden, it just feels different and sad. We did not get to say proper goodbyes and did not get to do what we wanted to do. I guess that is just a reflection of the time we’re in.
I came home last Friday and am glad that I did. I do not plan on leaving home anytime soon, not at least before I get fully vaccinated. I believe vaccines are our last hope of coming out of this pandemic and putting an end to the damn thing. So, please get the vaccine if you are eligible, and it is possible to get it.
Other than that, there is nothing much to share at this point. I hope you and your family are well. Stay safe, take care.
- Debashish Reang

This week's videos
My College Room Tour 2021 - IIT Kanpur Accommodation
My College Room Tour 2021 - IIT Kanpur Accommodation
I’m currently reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You can find out more about my readings here.
As humans, we differentiate. We play favourites and care more about our own. That’s nothing to be ashamed of – it makes us human. But we must also understand that those others, those distant strangers, also have families they love. That they are every bit as human as we are. - Humankind by Rutger Bregman
Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being. - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Rana Ayyub
Indian government should take lessons in empathy from Indian twitter. Twitter is the new Covid helpline in India, patients getting plasma, oxygen, hospital beds, guide on free food, everyone trying their best to pitch in by amplifying, making spreadsheets. Thank you EVERYONE ❤️
Adam Cerious
angel: whatcha making?

god: *pressing lion into grill with spatula* tiger
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